Chhaliya

छलिया
Deceiver
00 :03PlayPause
नशीला, नशीला तेरा नैना
चुरई लें हमारा चैना
अब हमारे दिल में रहना
[all stanza x2]
Your intoxicating eyes
stole my peace
now, stay in my heart!
[all stanza x2]
00 :40PlayPause
छलिया [x3]
रूह चुरा लूँ मैं हूँ ऐसी छलिया
छलिया छलिया  छलिया
हाथ  आओ मैं हूँ ऐसी छलिया
[all stanza x2]
Deceiver [x3]
I steal your soul, I am such a deceiver
Deceiver, deceiver, oh, deceiver
Never come within reach, I am such a deceiver
[all stanza x2]
01 :09PlayPause
ओस लहर हूँ  धूप सहर हूँ
बात महर हूँ
बच के जाएगा कहाँ
I am a wave of dew, I am daybreak sunlight
I am the word of affection
where you will go and take shelter
01 :19PlayPause
 लड़ा  लड़ा
तू आँख  लड़ा
[don't look at me like that], माही
 लड़ा  लड़ा
तू आँख  लड़ा
[don't look at me like that, boy]
[all stanza x2]
Don't lock eyes
Don't fall in love
don't look at me like that, darling
Don't lock eyes
Don't fall in love
don't look at me like that, boy
[all stanza x2]
01 :38PlayPause
छलिया छलिया छलिया
रूह चुरा लूँ मैं  हूँ ऐसी छलिया
Deceiver
I steal your soul, I am such a deceiver
02 :03PlayPause
रात हूँ, तारों में मिल जाऊँ
हर मोड़ पे मैं आहों की बाँहों में खिल जाऊँ
चल हूँ, तुझ पे मैं चल जाऊँ
तू  जानेगा कब बाज़ी मैं धोके से मार जाऊँ
I am the night, I can mix with the stars
At every turn, I bloom in the embrace of sighs
I am trickery, I will use trickery on you
You won't know when I shall unexpectedly win with deceit
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बिखरे दिल का मैं हाल हूँ
और ग़ालिब का मैं ख़याल हूँ
मैं नूर हूँ, मैं हूर हूँ
बच के जाएगा कहाँ
I am in the state of a scattered heart
and I am a thought of Ghalib's
I am the light, I am the nymph
where you will go and take shelter
02 :32PlayPause
 लड़ा  लड़ा
तू आँख  लड़ा
[don't look at me like that], माही
 लड़ा  लड़ा
तू आँख  लड़ा
[don't look at me like that, boy]
[all stanza x2]
Don't lock eyes
Don't fall in love
don't look at me like that, darling
Don't lock eyes
Don't fall in love
don't look at me like that, boy
[all stanza x2]
02 :52PlayPause
छलिया छलिया  छलिया
रूह चुरा लूँ  मैं  हूँ ऐसी छलिया
Deceiver
I steal your soul, I am such a deceiver
02 :57PlayPause
नशीला, नशीला तेरा नैना
चुरई लें हमारा चैना
अब हमारे दिल में रहना
[all stanza x2]
Your intoxicating eyes
stole my peace
now, stay in my heart!
[all stanza x2]
03 :14PlayPause
राज़ हूँ,  होठों को सील जाऊँ
तेरे हाथों से मैं रेत बन के फिसल जाऊँ
बूँद हूँ, तुझपे बरस जाऊँ
जो  बुझेगी, वह प्यास बन के मैं तरसाऊँ
I am a secret, I seal lips
I become sand and slip from your hands
I am a raindrop, I will rain on you
I will cause that thirst that will not be quenched
03 :34PlayPause
छल की पहली चाल हूँ
मैं सुलझा-उलझा जाल हूँ
[I am the] नूर, [I am the] हूर
तू जाएगा कहाँ
I am the first move of deceit
Ia a flapping/unfurling net
I'm the glow, I'm the nymph
Where will you go?
03 :43PlayPause
 लड़ा  लड़ा
तू आँख  लड़ा
[don't look at me like that], माही
 लड़ा  लड़ा
तू आँख  लड़ा
[don't look at me like that, boy]
Don't lock eyes
Don't fall in love
don't look at me like that, darling
Don't lock eyes
Don't fall in love
don't look at me like that, boy
03 :53PlayPause
छलिया छलिया छलिया [Ow!]
रूह चुरा लूँ  मैं हूँ ऐसी छलिया
छलिया छलिया ऐसी छलिया
हाथ  आओ मैं हूँ ऐसी छलिया
Deceiver, deceiver [Ow!]
I steal your soul, I am such a deceiver
Deceiver, such a deceiver
Never come within reach, I am such a deceiver
04 :03PlayPause
ओस लहर हूँ, धूप सहर हूँ
बात महर हूँ
बच के जाएगा कहाँ
I'm a wave of dew drops, I'm the sunlight of the morning
I am a word of mercy
Where you will go and take shelter?
04 :13PlayPause
 लड़ा  लड़ा
तू आँख  लड़ा
[don't look at me like that], माही
 लड़ा  लड़ा
तू आँख  लड़ा
[don't look at me like that, boy]
Don't lock eyes
Don't fall in love
don't look at me like that, dear
Don't lock eyes
Don't fall in love
don't look at me like that, boy
Chhaliya (Hindi: छलिया, Urdu: چھلیا), "Deceiver", is a song from the 2008 Indian masala film "Tashan".

The song was composed by the Bollywood singer-composer duo Vishal-Shekhar, and the lyrics were written for the movie by the lyricist and screenwriter Anvita Dutt Guptan.
The playback singer is Sunidhi Chauhan, and, for the small male voice bridges, Piyush Mishra.

The word "Chhaliya" derives from the Hindustani word chhalii (-iyaa is a common suffix that transforms words into diminutives or endearing terms).
"Chhaliya" can be used as a noun or as an adjective, and it can apply to both male and female persons or things. As an adjective, it means "fake, deceiving, tricking", and as a noun, it mostly applies as a deceiving person; especially in a romantic sense, it denotes a teasing woman or a lover that doesn't fulfill his promises.

The actress starring in the video clip is the female movie protagonist, Pooja (Kareena Kapoor). In the movie, she is a scammer who uses her wile and beauty to deceive.

Pooja is shown in the video clip singing, dancing, tossing banknotes to the air, and living in style, against a background of beaches, yachts, and beautiful Mediterranean islands, accompanied by a troupe of all-female black dancers.

The lyrics, narrated mostly in first person, consist of a female deceiver warning about how dangerous and crafty she is.

The chorus, utilizes the phrase tū ām̐kh na laṛā which means, "don't you lock eyes". The verb laṛānā means to engage, to cause to fight, but in the context of the eyes or the looks, it means to "lock eyes" (i.e., to fall in love).

At some point, the singer claims to be "a thought of Ghalib":

bikhrē dil kā maiṁ hāl hūm̐ I am in the state of a scattered heart

aur ġālib kā maiṁ xayāl hūm̐ and I am a thought of Ghalib's\

She is referring to Mirza Ghalib (1797 –1869) an Urdu poet who wrote exquisitely about love.

To stress how dangerous is to approach her, she says:

tū na jānēgā kab bāzī maiṁ dhōkē sē mār jāūm̐ You won't know when I shall unexpectedly win with deceit

The expression "bāzī mārnā" or "bāzī mār jānā" means something like "to hit the jackpot", i.e. to win (in a game, a bet) heavily and unexpectedly.

At the beginning and later in the middle of the song, there is a bridge part sang by a male voice

naśīlā, naśīlā tērā nainā Your intoxicating eyes

curaī lē hamārā cainā stole my peace

ab hamārē dil mēṁ rahnā now, stay in my heart!

This part has some unusual wording, deliberately used to sound vulgar and irreverent:
  • nainā (eyes) is a plural, so it should have been naśīlē tērē nainā
  • curaī lē is using a diminutive not translatable to English, the standard is curā lē
  • cainā is a diminutive for cain, peace.